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Never Late

I'll awake at dawn on the Sabbath day

Author: W. B. Bradford
Published in 48 hymnals

Author: W. B. Bradford

Born in 1590, William Bradford was one of the founders of Plymouth colony in 1620 and a signer of the Mayflower Compact. He served as the colony's governor for more than thirty years, and wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation," one of the first histories of European settlement in the New World, before his death in 1657. Born of substantial yeomen in Yorkshire, England, Bradford expressed his nonconformist religious sensibilities in his early teens and joined the famed Separatist church in Scrooby at the age of seventeen. In 1609 he immigrated with the congregation, led by John Robinson, to the Netherlands. For the next eleven years he and his fellow religious dissenters lived in Leyden until their fear of assimilation into Dutch culture prompted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'll awake at dawn on the Sabbath day
Title: Never Late
Author: W. B. Bradford
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 48 of 48)
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A Collection of Sabbath School Hymns #42

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A Service Book #103

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a8

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa8

Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d44

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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #37

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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #9a

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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #4

Children's Praise #d66

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Early Blossoms #109a

Glad Tidings #d40

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #244

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d116

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d87

Musical Leaves for Sabbath Schools #d62

Oriola #d111

Oriola #d112

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection #12

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Sabbath School Bell No. 2 #40

Sabbath School Choir #d40

Sabbath School Trumpet #d38

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Songs for Children #24

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #60

Spring Blossoms #d42

Sunday School Hymn Book #d188

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Sunday-School Hymns #310

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #8

The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d80

The Canadian Warbler #d78

The Carol #d51

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The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster #107

The Confederate Sunday School Hymn Book #d59

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The Infant-School Hymn-Book #84

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The New England Sabbath School Minstrel #140

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The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #9a

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #9

The Sabbath School Gem #d39

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d75

The Sabbath School Melodist #d29

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #28

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d390

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d184

The Voice of Praise #d116

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Young Singer's Friend #15

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